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Sep 22, 2012 8:55pm EDT
, institute, west virginia. caller: in west virginia, we had a governor who had a house and senate who would not work with him. therefore, he was not able to do anything in the state of west virginia. what i have seen is a duplicate of that with this congress. this congress has failed to do exactly what they have sworn to do. that is to support the constitution of the united states. when you're making laws, it is not your prerogative to put your party first. host: mr. woodward. guest: that, as i point out, in the book, there is a scene after scene where the republicans show that they're not going to budge on some of these things. in their view, they are adhering to the constitution. in their view, they're doing what is necessary. the key point here is that speaker boehner is the nominal leader of republicans in the house and opened these negotiations last year with the president. there were all kinds of offers and discussions going back and forth on this. you can see the detail. you may blame obama. you may blame the republicans. you may blame me for writing about it. whenever it i
Sep 22, 2012 11:55pm EDT
. follow our live coverage on c- span, radio and online at c- >> former virginia governor tim kane and former senator george allen faced each other thursday night in one of four scheduled senate debates. that a political report rates this race as a tossup. >> the standard bearer of the republican party -- he said 47% of americans are too dependent on government and to themselves as victims. do you share that vision of america and what would you do to do with that 47%? >> the best social program of all is a job. how do you provide more job opportunities for people? >> do you think half of the country sees themselves as victims? >> i don't. >> you would part company with governor romney? >> i have my own point of view. my own point of view is the people of america still believe in the american dream. our responsibility as leaders of public servants is to make sure this is a country where everyone has equal opportunity to compete and succeed and pursue their dreams. the way i look at it, i think you look at the record. he was created more opportunities? i mentioned welfare reform
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